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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:05 pm 
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Decided to replace my factory flywheel with an aftermarket, lightened flywheel. Id have to machine my existing flywheel when i put the new clutch in, so heck, why not get a complete new one??

Anyways, been looking around EVERYWHERE for a lightened flywheel that will suit my car (el xr8) but no luck - American Autos, Rocket Industries, High Performance Worls, Austrack Motorsports, you name it..

All i could find was a yella terra one, which is sweet, but their head office doesnt have them in stock for a MINIMUM of 3 weeks???

Can anyone help me find ANY decent brand lightened flywheel???
I dont care what brand, as long as its a decent one..
I cant wait 3 weeks without a car!!!
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:08 pm 
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Get your stock one lightenend and balanced, probably cost you $100-$150.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:26 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Get your stock one lightenend and balanced, probably cost you $100-$150.


Would doing that be as effective as putting in a lightened billet one?

Cos the factory flywheels weigh 10.5kg wheres the lightened ones weigh in at 8.5kg.
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:32 pm 
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Not sure to be honest but if you ring a couple of places tomorrow they might be able to help you.
You've gotten me all interested in doing this now too :lol:

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:02 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Not sure to be honest but if you ring a couple of places tomorrow they might be able to help you.
You've gotten me all interested in doing this now too :lol:


LOL!
If youve already got your box out, or are about to, do it.
Personally i wouldnt be doing it if i wasnt changing my clutch, lol.

BPT in guilford west are installing my clutch next week for $270! bargain i think.. im supplying the parts though, of course.
Oh yeah by the way, ive gone for an exedy clutch.

Now, back to the flywheel thing! :lol:
If i CAN find a lightened flywheel to swap my original with, then i will.
Would anyone know where i can get one? As mentioned in my first post?

Cheers!
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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:20 pm 
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Bassfreak55 wrote:
BPT in guilford west


Is that BPT as in Batten Performance?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 11:46 pm 
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Waggin wrote:
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BPT in guilford west


Is that BPT as in Batten Performance?


Spot on! ;)
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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:28 am 
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Ah cool. Didnt realise they had a workshop down here. Their main workshop is in QLD, I though the NSW workshop was just an agent for some of the gear they sell.

BPT are coming on board as a Sponsor of Fordmods shortly :)

 

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Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 12:29 am 
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Yes lightened aftermarket f/w are made of steel and don't explode..Lightened iron f/w have a habit of exploding....
This is in h.p / hi rpm conditions...

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:25 pm 
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good new fellas!!

I managed to find myself a billet steel flywheel for $250!! :)
Its imported from the states (dunno what brand) but yeh its being machined at the moment, is 2 kilos lighter than factory..

I pick it up monday morning, then im taking the car to BPT in guildford to get my exedy hd clutch installed with the new flywheel, along with my ford racing pulley set that ive had sitting here for 6 months!!
oh yeah, if then can ill get my ss induction kit installed at the same time, also been sitting here for 6 months! :/

but yeah, do you think that those mods will make 'some' difference?
and by some, i mean will i at least feel it?

cheers guys ;)
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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:48 pm 
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make sure it is to suit a late efi windsor as there are different flywheels that are balanced differently. you may need to get it matched to you original flywheel.


p.s what ya doing withthe old one :wink:
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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:57 pm 
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xr8 dismantler wrote:
make sure it is to suit a late efi windsor as there are different flywheels that are balanced differently. you may need to get it matched to you original flywheel.


p.s what ya doing withthe old one :wink:


Hopefully it all goes well, lol..
I specified the model car that i had, and he said that he is going to balance it to that.. so yeah, fingers crossed ay!

but yeah, if the new one is a perfect fit, i have no need for the original flywheel..
u can have it mate if ya wana pay postage? ;)
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Yeah I think they stick the flywheels on an actual crankshaft to balance them.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2005 11:11 pm 
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voxace wrote:
Yeah I think they stick the flywheels on an actual crankshaft to balance them.


yeah i think specific model 302W's have a specific weight they have to add to them or sumfin..
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Bassfreak55 wrote:
xr8 dismantler wrote:
make sure it is to suit a late efi windsor as there are different flywheels that are balanced differently. you may need to get it matched to you original flywheel.


p.s what ya doing withthe old one :wink:


Hopefully it all goes well, lol..
I specified the model car that i had, and he said that he is going to balance it to that.. so yeah, fingers crossed ay!

but yeah, if the new one is a perfect fit, i have no need for the original flywheel..
u can have it mate if ya wana pay postage? ;)


that should be ok then. i have seen people fit american import flywheels and had have balance problems. they develop a slight vibration at about 3000 rpm. but if they are machining it for a late efi windsor there wont be a problem. as long as its not a stroker.

i will take you up on the flywheel when its all done :wink:
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